Has your baby gotten bored of eating mushy foods? Before they get their molars, babies can have some easy to chew foods to keep them interested during meal time. This post will give you some breakfast ideas that hopefully your baby will enjoy!
Cheerios with milk
A fast and quick breakfast fix but not the most healthy option.
Cheese and fruit (smoothie) – not blended together 😛
Cut up several slices of cheese and fruit for baby to nibble on. You can also make a quick smoothie with fruits like banana, blueberry, strawberry, mango or other fruits that your baby loves.
Another quick breakfast and looking closely at the label, they contain some added vitamins in it. Not a bad choice for a quick and nutritious breakfast. Spread a bit of homemade fruit puree or jam and/or cream cheese to the eggo for added nutrition.
Toast with eggs and cheese
Put a slice or two pieces of bread in the toaster.
While bread is toasting, scramble an egg with a tiny bit of oil for 2-3 minutes until egg is no longer runny. Sprinkle some cheese when egg is almost done and let the cheese melt a bit.
Once egg is cooled down a bit and still warm, they can be served to baby as finger food with toasted bread.
Homemade pancakes made with eggs
There are many pancake recipes out there. Use the ones that have eggs and milk for more nutrition. Good to serve as finger food as well.
Example recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/
This can be made in a batches and put in freezer. Microwave for 15-20 seconds before serving.
Oatmeal with fruits
A quick 5-10 minutes cooking time for another nutritious meal.
Use your preferred oats and pour milk or water to boil for 5 mins. Add cut up fruit like strawberry, mango, blueberry, peaches, and a ripe banana for natural sweetness. You may want to slightly blend it as oat is hard to digest for baby’s young stomach. Can be made in a big batch as well and store in fridge for up to 3 days.
Porridge with meat and veggies
An asian breakfast if your baby prefers a more “savoury” option.
Boil rice with water, add minced meat and veggies of your choice to make a nice comforting porridge.
Egg and Cheese Muffins
Found this yummy recipe from http://www.theseasonedmom.com/egg-and-cheese-mini-muffins/. With a few simple ingredients of egg, milk and cheese, these mini muffins can be made in a mini muffin pan and stored up and microwaved when ready to eat.
Hope your baby will enjoy one or more of these breakfast ideas! What is your baby’s favourite breakfast food?